Pan-Am Intercollegiate Team Qualifier

The Club will be holding a qualifying tournament to select eight players to represent the University of Toronto at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Championships to be held at Columbus, Ohio, December 27-30, 2017. Travel and accommodation will be paid for by Hart House.

Pan-Am-Qualifiers Schedule:

Time Control:  60 minutes + 30 seconds increment
Round 1:  9am October 7th
Round 2:  12pm October 7th
Round 3:  3pm October 7th
Round 4:  10am October 8th
Round 5:  1pm October 8th
Tiebreaks (if needed)  4pm October 8th

0-point-byes are in effect.  Players are expected to play all rounds.
Forced byes will be awarded 1/2 point.

Ratings will be used for seeding/pairing purposes but the tournament itself will not be rated with the Chess Federation of Canada.

Arbiter:  Mr. Alex Ferreira


Participants are kindly asked to register online by Friday, Oct. 6th, 9:00 pm. To do that send us an e-mail at with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your current Elo rating

No entry fee is required but all players must show up at 8:40am Saturday morning, as a registered member of the Hart House Chess Club, at the playing hall (Committees Room – 2nd floor of the Hart House).

Eligibility Requirements:

To participate in Pan-Am-Qualifier one must be a member of the Hart House Chess Club.

To participate in the Pan-Ams tournament itself the following requirements must be met:

– availability to travel to Columbus from December 26th-30th.
– 2.00 or higher GPA, 3.00 for players with a FIDE (chess federation) title.
– a $250 deposit must be paid to Hart House by October 31st
– participants will be required to attend a tutorial on Safety Abroad
as per UofT policy
– participants will be responsible for, and required to have valid
passport, travel visa if applicable, and travel health insurance

For further information please consult the Collegiate Eligibility Rules and the Eligibility Checklist.